Anja Dalhoff

Giselle Portenie


Anja Dalhoff: Owner of Danish Doc Production, Filmdirector, Photografer, Producer.

AWARDS : ”High Hope” 1993. First prize (Robert Award) as best documentary in Denmark. A film about children with fetal alcoholsyndrome.



1993 ”High Hope” First Prize from the Swedish Health Board

2000 : The Boy who wanted to become a Bear First prize Havana Film Festival – Cuba

2009 : ”When the Moon is dark” European Womens award (EU)

2017 : ”Trafficker” Best documentary – 4’th Noida International Filmfestival – New Delhi

2017 : ”Trafficker” Best documentary – Dada Saheb Phalke International Filmfestival – India

2017 : Trafficker – Certificate of excellence – International Filmfestival against trafficking and drug abuse – Indonesia, Bali


2017 : ”Dancing with Monica” A film about a woman from Colombia who was trafficked three times. To Japan, to Spain and to Denmark

2017: In production ”Man for Sale” about a young Nigerian trafficked for the purpose of selling drug.

2016 : In production ”Dancing with Monica”. A film about a woman from Colombia who was trafficked three times. To Japan, to Spain and to Denmark

2015 : Soy Cubana 55 min. Producer and director Anja Dalhoff. A film about two Cuban women filmed over a period of ten years. Supported by Art Foundation and Danish Television

2015: Traffiker 58 min . Producer and director Anja Dalhoff.

A documentary about trafficking of women from Nigeria and women who become traffickers themselves. Award best documentary 4’th Noida International Filmfestival, New Delhi.

2014: In production : Sentisive Souls / Producer and Director Anja Dalhoff

A documentary for DR about 2 young people with fetal alcohol syndrome.

2014: ”We are Journalists” : Producer: Anja Dalhoff /Director : Ahmad Jalali Farahani.

A documentary film about the difficult conditions of Iranian journalists inside and outside the country.

2014 A Life after Trafficking : Director/Producer Anja Dalhoff Broadcast DR april, distribution DR Sale. 52 minutes documentary about the life of two trafficked women after the arrival to their country of origin. Produced for the Centre against Human Trafficking and the Danish Television DR1. A film about Iranian journalists in and outside Iran struggling for the freedom of speech

2013 Body Parts . Director/Producer 2012

30 minutes documentary about organdonation. Produced for the National Board of Health

2012 The many faces of Human Trafficking/ Director Anja Dalhoff

An educational film for the Lawenforcement about human trafficking

2011 Isolation, Punishment and Humiliation/Producer Anja Dalhoff

45 minutes documentary about an institution for youngsters. Produced for the Danish Television DR1.

2010 Suspected Human Trafficking/Director Anja Dalhoff

2 X 25 minutes Educational documentaries produced for Centre against Human Trafficking

2009 Affected for Life/Director

Eduational film about Human Trafficking produced for UNODC

2009 Kidney on Ice/Director

A documentary about illegal organ trafficking from East European countries and organ donation in Europe. DR – Distribution Journeyman Pictures

2008 The Coherent Band/Director

7X15 minutes educational documentaries for the Ministery of Integration

2008 Natasha is not for Sale/Director

28 minutes documentaries for preventional use in Moldova. A film for youngsters of how to avoid being trafficked. Supported by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2007 When the Moon is Dark./ Director

Doc about the trafficking women from Nigeria. Director Anja Dalhoff, Danish Doc Production, TV2/Denmark, Danish Film Institute , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private fundings.

Distribution Journeyman Pictures

2006 Six Years with Lissi & Michael. Doc.3 x 40 min. Director

A family are having problems taking decent care of their children. For more than six years Anja’s camera follow them closely. Supported by Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, The Danish Film Institute, TV2/Danmark etc. Danish Doc Production.

2005 New Times – New relations / Nye Tider – Andre Fællesskaber. Doc. 1 x 40 min.

Supported by Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, Copenhagen County, DR TV, various private funds. Danish Doc Production.

2004 Fountain House – A window on the World / Fountain House – Et vindue mod Verden.

A documentary showing how it is possible to get a decent life after or with a mental desease. 1×40, DR TV, Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, various private and public funds. Danish Doc Production.

2004 Being Young in an era of pornography / Ung i en Pornotid – doc. 3×25 min.

Tits and genitals are all over, also in public space. How does this affect youngsters who are about to find out what is it all about. For TV2/Danmark with the support of Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, Danish Ministry of Education.

2003 Foundation of “Danish Doc Production” a Filmcompany producing documentaries and films for educational use. Company profile : please look at :

2002 The young and wild ones / De Vilde Unge, 3 x 25 min. 2003 Foundation

Documentary taking a closer lock into the terrible consequences the flirt with different drugs can have. For Danish Film Institute, TV2/Denmark, various private and public funds.

2002 Music of the Incas / Inkamusik, rejser og ritualer.

For DR TV.

2001 Rooted in the family part 2/ Rod I Familien 1. Doc 58 min.

Very seriously a child is affected when it for some reason can not live with its parents. DR TV, Danish Film Institute, various private and public funds.

Rooted in the Family part 1/Rod i familien – del 1.

En film om Santeria-religionen på Cuba.

1999 The Boy who wanted to become a Bear / Drengen der ville være bjørn.

For children. Won first prize at Havana’s 21 International Film Festival for best film on Latin American issues by foreign director, December 1999.

1998 The life of Cecilie.

A portrait of a seven years old girl who has got severely brain damage due to her mothers drinking problem during pregnancy. Broadcast by DR TV March 1999. First prize by the Swedish Ministry of social affairs as best documentary on alcohol and drugs issues.

1998 Nelvys and the Spirits / Nelvys og Ånderne.

A documentary about the Santeria-religion in Cuba.

1997 Travelling with Mai /Rejsen med Mai.

A documentary about a Vietnamese Red Cross worker.

1996 One day at Brøndby Strand/En dag i Brøndby Strand.

A documentary about the life in the 15 storeys concrete buildings, where people with more than 40 different nationalities are brought together.

1995 Welcome Home, Leila / Velkommen hjem, Leila.

A documentary about a single-dad from Morocco.

1994 Close to Life / Tæt på livet.

A documentary about children with HIV and AIDS.

Brown Sugar.

A reportage about young people smoking heroine.

1993 The Dairy of Lulu / Lulus Dagbog.

A documentary about communicating with a baby child.

Two years with Randi / 2 år med Randi.

A portrait of a young mother and her way to a serious drug abuse. First prize as documentary in Denmark.

High Hope/ En Skæv Start.

A documentary about being the son/daughter of a drug abuser. Broadcast by DR TV May 1993. First prize as best documentary in Denmark.

1992 Happiness is someone listening to you/Lykken er at blive hørt.

A documentary about a private organisation (Mødrehjælpen) helping women with children.

1991 Children of the Streets / Gadens børn.

A documentary about children with no place to go.

1987 – 89 Starts own projects as a documentary director

1: Early steps / Tidlige trin – about childrens natural development

2: When the small ones sing / Når de små synger” – about children and music.

3: We will be playing / Vi leger lige – about children when the are playing

1984 – 87

Anja works as a cinematographer on feature films and documentaries, she also does a lot of work for DR TV.

1984 Educated as cinematographer

National Film School of Denmark.